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Tank Size – 300 litre Fish Kept – Green spot puffer, Tyre track eel, 2 koi angels, 1 golden gourami, 1 calico snakehead Filtration – boy efu35 external filter with UV and 200l/h powered with fan outlet for water movement …

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Common name: Head and Tail Light Tetra, Beacon Tetra Scientific name: Hemigrammus Ocellifer Average Adult Fish Size:  1.8 inches  /  4.5 cm Place of Origin: South America, specifically Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru and Brazil. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with …

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Common name: Lemon Tetra Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Pulchripinnis Average Adult Fish Size:  1.6 inches  /  4 cm Place of Origin: South America, Brazil. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. They love playing in a moderate to strong current. …

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The most carefully tended tropical aquarium can still fall prey to algae, which can quickly overwhelm the tank. Left unchecked, algae saps vital nutrients from the water and can stop oxygen and light from reaching other plants and fish. In …

Pristella Tetra – Pristella Maxillaris

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Common name: Pristella Tetra, Xray Tetra, X-Ray Tetra Scientific name: Pristella Maxillaris Average Adult Fish Size:  1.8 inches  /  4.5 cm Place of Origin: South America, specifically Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and northern Brazil. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks …

 

Red Belly Pacu – Piaractus Brachypomum

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Common name: Red Belly Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu Scientific name: Piaractus Brachypomum Average Adult Fish Size:  24 inches  /  60 cm Place of Origin: South America. Rio Orinoco and Amazon basins in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Typical Tank setup: Plenty …

 

Interpet Waterproof LED Light Strip Review

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With more and more LED lighting solutions coming on to the market the prices are being driven down and becoming more affordable to fish keepers than they once were. Following this trend are a big player in the fish world, …

 

Beautiful Glowfish Tetra

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Tank Size – 28 gallon bowfront Fish Kept – 5 glowfish tetra. Purple – human torch, blue – Mr.fantastic, orange – the thing, pink –  the invisible woman, green – Hulk. Waiting on a red Filtration – tetra whisper 30-60 …

 

Is Upgrading To LED Aquarium Lighting Worth It?

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When you go to your local fish store to buy a replacement bulb you may often notice other alternatives to the T5 or T8 tube which you are replacing. If you have a keen eye and are lucky enough to …

 

125 Gallon Planted Aquarium

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Tank Size – 125 gallon Fish Kept – Neon tetras, zebra danios, killefish, clown loach, bala shark pleco,and rainbow shark Filtration – Api canister Lighting – 110 watts, t5 Heating – yes 2 api heaters Rocks – lava Plants/Corals – …

 

Choosing An Aquarium Substrate

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These days there is an abundance of choice when it comes to aquarium substrate. From sand to gravel and soils, all have benefits depending on the type of fish and tank you keep. Swell UK has a wide range of …

 

Fish Tank Aquarium Plan of Action During Power Cut

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Short power failures have almost no effect on an aquarium, but if your electricity is out for much longer it is worth taking measures to make sure that your fish are OK. The largest problem that occurs during a power …

 

Should I buy fry or adult tropical fish

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When buying tropical fish it is not quite the same as buying a tin of baked beans from the supermarket. There’s a lot more to consider here such as the size the fish will get when it is an adult …

 

Tropheus Moorii Ilangi – Tropheus sp. Ilangi

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Common name: Tropheus Moorii Ilangi Scientific name: Tropheus sp. Ilangi Average Adult Fish Size: 15cm / 6 Inches Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika Typical Tank setup: Rocky Tanganyika tank Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 200 Litres Compatibility: Tropheus cichlids should really …